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Anthropology
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Career Outlook Anthropology

Natural Sciences Division
Degree A0668

Anthropology is the holistic study of humans today and in the past, with a focus on cultural diversity and bio-cultural variation and a scope that include our ancestors and close relatives in the primates. Students will be introduced to the core concepts, research methods, and theories of the major subfields of anthropology. Anthropological skills and concepts are useful for a variety of public and private sector careers, including those in journalism, business, public health, social services, economic development, and museums, to name a few.

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree at Mt. San Antonio College prepares students for post-secondary study and to transfer to the California State University system (CSU). Students planning to transfer to anthropology programs at other universities (including the University of California and private four-year institutions) should research those programs and meet with a counselor to plan a course of study at Mt. San Antonio College beyond the Anthropology core requirements.
To Earn an Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree, a student must complete a minimum of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units or more. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer, and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better.

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